New and Updated Course Descriptions
EMS 253 - Paramedic Clinical and Field Experience III
This class is the third in a series intended to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains in a supervised clinical setting. Rotations in this course include the emergency care needs of specialized populations such as children, geriatric patients, and patients with physical and mental challenges. Under the supervision of the clinical coordinator and preceptors, students must demonstrate patient care competence and proficiency of skills.
Prerequisites: EMS 202 and EMS 252; Co-requisite: EMS 203
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and describe obstetrical complaints and situations which present to the labor and delivery unit.
2. Identify and describe complications of burns or other traumatic injuries being managed in the intensive care unit.
3. Perform a thorough interview and assessment of patients in the labor and delivery unit.
4. Perform assessments of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).
5. Articulate a complete treatment plan for patients encountered in the labor and delivery or burn and trauma units.
6. Perform patient care as appropriate for a paramedic (under the supervision of a nurse or physician).
7. Participate in patient care in the labor and delivery or burn and trauma ICU areas of a hospital.
8. Describe how treatments rendered in the labor and delivery or burn and trauma ICU areas of a hospital relate to the care provided by paramedics.
9. Describe clinical interactions, including a presumptive diagnosis with treatments performed, in an appropriate format.
Course Offered Spring
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Fall Semester 2023